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Python Machine Learning Cookbook

By : Prateek Joshi, Vahid Mirjalili
Book Image

Python Machine Learning Cookbook

By: Prateek Joshi, Vahid Mirjalili

Overview of this book

Machine learning is becoming increasingly pervasive in the modern data-driven world. It is used extensively across many fields such as search engines, robotics, self-driving cars, and more. With this book, you will learn how to perform various machine learning tasks in different environments. We’ll start by exploring a range of real-life scenarios where machine learning can be used, and look at various building blocks. Throughout the book, you’ll use a wide variety of machine learning algorithms to solve real-world problems and use Python to implement these algorithms. You’ll discover how to deal with various types of data and explore the differences between machine learning paradigms such as supervised and unsupervised learning. We also cover a range of regression techniques, classification algorithms, predictive modeling, data visualization techniques, recommendation engines, and more with the help of real-world examples.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Python Machine Learning Cookbook
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Our brain is really good at identifying and recognizing things. We want the machines to be able to do the same. A neural network is a framework that is modeled after the human brain to simulate our learning processes. Neural networks are designed to learn from data and recognize the underlying patterns. As with all learning algorithms, neural networks deal with numbers. Therefore, if we want to achieve any real world task involving images, text, sensors, and so on, we have to convert them into the numerical form before we feed them into a neural network. We can use a neural network for classification, clustering, generation, and many other related tasks.

A neural network consists of layers of neurons. These neurons are modeled after the biological neurons in the human brain. Each layer is basically a set of independent neurons that are connected to the neurons the adjacent layers. The input layer corresponds to the input data that we provide, and the output layer consists of...